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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Unchanged at 212,000

by Calculated Risk on 4/18/2024 08:30:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending April 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 212,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 211,000 to 212,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,500, unchanged from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 214,250 to 214,500.
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The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.

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The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims decreased to 214,500.

The previous week was revised up.

Weekly claims were lower than the consensus forecast.